Chicago Pacific Railroad
Montreal, QC United States | 1994
The 1966 Corvette chassis was decided by the individual to be galvanized because he has done several restorations in the past decades that wouldn't withstand corrosion expectations. These were painted only and didn't feel the painting process was the best way to create longevity on antique classic car restorated frames in urban/marine environments. After several discussions with the galvanizer, he decided to move forward and HDG this particular restoration.
First of all, we had to discuss getting the smoothest and most complete coating on all angles, threaded areas, and compartments. By adding some strategic drain/vent holes, siliconing threads, and sandblasting we felt that the product would be something this customer would be very happy with. The condition and integrity of the old steel was suitable to perform all prep needed to move forward with the galvanizing process.
Due to the meetings and prep discussions we were able to turn out this job with complete customer satisfaction. The chassis turned out with no runs, build up, or bare spots. Also, sandblasting this prior to galvanizing we achieved a clean and shiny product by removing most surface contaminants. We did not quench this product but, rather air cooled allowing the customer to paint over the galvanize.
The customer was looking for an alternative way to having a product that would withstand the environment and last for an extended period. He has stated that "this process came out way better than I could ever imagined and I will continue to do more projects with this application in the future".
Houston, TX United States
Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Sustainability
AZZ Galvanizing - Houston West
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